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 (ăn′thə-fī′līt′, ăn′thŏf′ə-līt′)
A grayish, brownish, or greenish amphibole mineral, (Mg,Fe)7Si8O22(OH)2, having a fibrous form that is a variety of asbestos.

[German Anthophyllit : New Latin anthophyllus, mother of cloves (the fruit of the clove tree, formerly much used as an aromatic or candied), clove tree (from Greek anthos, flower + phullon, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots) + German -it, -ite (the mineral being so named in 1801 by Danish naturalist Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher (1757-1830) in reference to the clove-brown color of his specimen).]


(ˌænθəʊˈfɪlaɪt; ænˈθɒfɪˌlaɪt)
(Minerals) a black or greenish-black mineral from the hornblende group, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks
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Noun1.anthophyllite - a dark brown mineral of the amphibole groupanthophyllite - a dark brown mineral of the amphibole group; magnesium iron silicate
amphibole - a mineral or mineral variety belonging to the amphibole group
amphibole group - a group of minerals with similar crystal structures containing a silicate chain and combinations of chiefly sodium and calcium and magnesium and iron and aluminum
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The anthophyllite form of asbestos has been reported to be of no commercial significance in the United States (10).
crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, actinolite, amosite, chrysotile).
tremolite, actinolite, anthophyllite, crocodilite) collected from various projects and
Quartzites and anthophyllite schists are also present in this zone, although they do not appear on the map (Figure 1) because of the scale.
High-temperature heat capacities and derived thermodynamic properties of anthophyllite, diopside, dolomite, enstatite, bronzite, talc, tremolite, and wollastonite.
And finally, Tremolite, Actinolite, and Anthophyllite asbestos are found occasionally in industrial or commercial products.
Signed by former Health Minister Suleiman Franjieh and former Environment Minister Akram Chehayeb, the law bars the importing of Crocidolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Actinolite and Tremolite but allows a common asbestos called Crysotile, known as white asbestos.
Five varieties of amphiboles are known: anthophyllite, amosite, tremolite, crocidolite, and actinolite (Virta, 2002).
but contamination of ME-100 by anthophyllite and gypsum was not.
The sources of these noncommercial amphiboles varied and included tremolite contamination of chrysotile (cases 1 and 4, Table 3), tremolite and actinolite contamination of vermiculite (case 5, Table 3), environmental exposure to tremolite and actinolite (case 2, Table 3), and exposure to anthophyllite during the manufacture of cement pipes (case 3, Table 3).
4) The principal varieties of asbestos are chrysotile, a serpentine mineral, and crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite, all of which are amphiboles.